On my daily blog run I came across this little pearl of a documentary; “Edward Sorel: Nice Work If You Can Get It” on famous political satirist Edward Sorel. The documentary has been produced by Leo Sorel, son of Edward Sorel, for a project he did for the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. It is only 20 minutes long but really interesting, so I’d definitely recommend you take the time.
Video Description: Hailed by The New York Times as “one of America’s foremost political satirists,” Edward Sorel has delighted magazine readers for decades with his social critiques, political satires and whimsical picture essays.
From October 7 – November 5, 2011, New York’s School of Visual Arts (SVA) will honor Edward Sorel with the Masters Series award and retrospective exhibition. With over 300 drawings, caricatures and illustrations, “The Masters Series: Edward Sorel” reveals a major American artist whose intelligence and humor are matched by his cunning storytelling and incisive social commentary. “The Masters Series: Edward Sorel” be on view from at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th Floor, New York City. More information can be found here: link.sva.edu/pqWAj9.